Veronica Forrest-Thomson

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Veronica Forrest-Thomson (1947–1975) grew up in Glasgow, studied at the Universities of Liverpool and Cambridge, and later taught at the Universities of Leicester and Birmingham. She worked both as a poet and a critical theorist, and her critical study Poetic Artifice: A Theory of Twentieth-Century Poetry was published by Manchester University Press in 1978 (reissued by Shearsman in Gareth Farmer's edition in 2016). Her poetry collections included Identi-kit (1967), the award-winning Language-Games (1971) and the posthumous On the Periphery (1976). Subsequent gatherings of her work include Collected Poems and Translations (1990) and Selected Poems (1999) and Collected Poems (Shearsman edition, 2008).

See here for details of the Forrest-Thomson archive at Girton College. It should be noted that there is a further archive of material from Allardyce, Barnett, Publishers relating to the editing and publication of Veronica Forrest-Thomson's work which will be deposited at Cambirdge University Library.

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